JESUS CARRIES OUR BURDENSEvangeline Paul Dhinakaran

In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.    (Romans 8:26)

The Dhinakarans Dearly beloved, the Lord knows your heart (I Samuel 16:7). He knows all your afflictions and agony. That is why He wants to bless you.

The Lord not only healed the woman with the issue of blood, but also saved her soul. That is why He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering” (Mark 5:34).

Probably you are also going through afflictions and problems in life. But the Lord says, “There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off” (Proverbs 23:18).

Before surrendering His life on the cross, Lord Jesus said, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death” (Mark 14:34). With great agony, He said, “Abba Father, if possible, take this cup from Me.” His agony was so intense that His sweat fell on the ground like drops of blood (Luke 22:42-44).

You should never forget that He took up our infirmities and carried our diseases (Matthew 8:17). The Bible says, “Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you” (Psalm 55:22). The Psalmist says, “Unless the LORD had given me help, I would soon have dwelt in the silence of death” (Psalm 94:17). It is the hand of God which has protected you thus far.

Three doctors were attending a medical conference. While they were walking towards the conference hall, they were chatting with one another. One of them said, “All the patients who come to us share their problems with us. But with whom shall we share our problems?” Finally, they decided to share their problems among themselves.

The first doctor said, “I am a spendthrift. Whenever I go for shopping, I buy a lot of things. Hence I collect heavy fees from my patients and they suffer.” The second one said, “I am addicted to drugs. Hence I compel my patients to get illegal drugs for me. This way I torture them. The third one said, “However much I try, I am unable to keep any secret in my heart.” When the other two doctors heard this, they were shocked because they knew that this third doctor will reveal all their secrets to the world.

You should never be like these doctors. You must cast all your burdens only on Lord Jesus Christ. He is the God of love (I John 4:16). He knows all your agony, sorrows and the afflictions brought by the devil. He has carried all your infirmities and sorrows on the cross. Knowing all your agony, He intercedes for you with His Father (Romans 8:26,34). He not only saves your soul, but also prospers you.

Prayer:

Loving Lord Jesus,

You took up our infirmities and carried our diseases. You know all my afflictions and agony. I cast my cares on You. Sustain me according to your promise. Set me free from my suffering and help me to live in peace. Refresh my weary soul.

In Your matchless name I pray.

Amen.
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